Chest of Drawers

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Project by kiwisharyn posted 08-21-2009 06:39 AM 2527 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another set class project – again in pine, stained to resemble rimu. Stained by hand, three coats of oil rubbed back between, final coat of soft wax. Same timber, stain and finish as the hall table I made earlier. For this one I double-stained the drawer fronts to give a bit of contrast against the rails. Hand-cut dovetails to the top four drawers.

No real problems with making this unit, it just took a while. I think it turned out okay and it will hopefully sell to help cover my student fees!

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 11:11 AM

Beauty job, Kiwi. Tight work on those dovetails. Overall nice design. Keep it up. How tall is it?

“If you build it, they will come.”

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 12:12 PM

Nice chest of drawers.

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 12:39 PM

gorgeous chest, you won’t have any problems selling that. Nice work. Just beautiful, nice photography also.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 01:28 PM

wow thats pine? looks awesome!

do have one question concerning design, why did you not do the dovetails on all the drawers?

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 01:33 PM

Sharyn, really nice work. I like the double stain on the drawer fronts, I’ll have to remember that trick. Also great dovetails, overall nice design.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 01:51 PM

Very nice. Lots of really cool design points. I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 05:38 PM

I really love the colors, the finish, great construction… heck, I love everything about it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 06:01 PM

Nice color and well done on the dovetails.

-- David '65

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 07:15 PM

Very nice, great finishing, I would have never guessed it was pine.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#10 posted 08-21-2009 09:39 PM

That is one beautiful chest of drawers. Wonderful job on that!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 08-22-2009 12:06 AM

This finish is first rate the color has a very age patina look. Just a classy looking piece of furniture. Nice craftsmanship as well, thanks for sharing …Blkcherry

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#12 posted 08-22-2009 01:36 AM

great work! Never would have guessed pine. I like the way the rounded face frame works with the round feet.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#13 posted 08-22-2009 03:16 AM

Nice chest of drawers sharyn

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 08-22-2009 04:30 AM

Thanks guys – you’re too kind.
Height is about 1250mm (4’?)
The rest of drawers have dovetail joints as well but machine-cut – if we had to cut them all by hand, I’d probably still be doing them…
The feet were fun, my first time on a lathe.

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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#15 posted 08-22-2009 06:36 PM

Nice chest, the finish contrast came out well.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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